Patent model for printers' furniture

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for adjustable furniture that was intended to replace sidesticks, quoins, and loose furniture; the invention was granted patent number 151883. The device was pulled open to the desired width and locked in that position by driving wedges under two of the feet, which slid in grooves on their side bar.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
manufacture, printers furniture
date made
ca 1874
patent date
1874-06-09
patentee
Kearney, James A.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.2 cm x 28 cm x 12 cm; 7/8 in x 11 in x 4 3/4 in
ID Number
GA*89797.151883
accession number
089797
patent number
151883
catalog number
GA*89797.151883
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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